We just endure and tolerate”: Breaking Bad Star Bryan Cranston Compared Working With an Actor To Getting Along With One’s In-Laws For a Reason

Breaking Bad Star Bryan Cranston Compared Working With an Actor To Getting Along With One’s In-Laws For a Reason
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Bryan Cranston is an actor par excellence. His tenure in Breaking Bad alone defines his versatility as an actor. He has achieved the rare feat of winning four Emmys for a particular role (Walter White in Breaking Bad). He has also appeared in many successful and acclaimed feature films including Saving Private Ryan, Drive, Contagion, Argo, Trumbo, The Infiltrator, Wakefield, and The One and Only Ivan. He can be considered one of the greatest screen actors who have graced the silver screen. His unique voice and his charismatic personality are infectious and it is always a treat to watch an actor of his caliber deliver a compelling performance every time he does something.

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Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad
Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad

He has time and again talked about his acting process and he goes about in trying to convincingly portray a part. He has always maintained his dedication and enthusiasm for the art of acting and it is fascinating to learn and get inspired from such a master of the craft.

Also read: “I want you there”: Bryan Cranston’s Extremely Weird Fan Letter Had the Actor Cringing Hard After Being Involved in a Voyeuristic Fantasy

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Bryan Cranston Compares His Relationship with Co-Actors To Dealing With In-Laws

Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston appeared in the 2018 Actors Roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter along with Margot Robbie, Robert Pattinson, Armie Hammer, Diane Kruger, and Octavia Spencer. While talking about the topic of how they deal with their co-actors in a particular film, Cranston had a unique response to the question. He compared the process of knowing how the other person works to how one deals with their in-laws. He told The Hollywood Reporter,

“What helps for us is that we know that there is a finite amount of time that we are gonna spend with that person or persons.  And so we can just endure and tolerate until you, kind of navigate your way through it, and the movie is over.  It’s really important. It’s not imperative that you get along with your co-stars. It’s like you’re in-laws, it just makes things easier. It just makes things nicer to be with you know.

So yeah you’re making an effort to know them and to know how they work because every actor works differently and it works well for them. Every other actor has to respect and understand how that happens and to be honest, set an example of how you work and how you’re going to go about it. Diane and I worked together and we shared a lot of that, ‘How do you wanna approach this scene and that’ so” 

Cranston’s views are understandable since no two actors share the same work ethic and approach to films and performances. An actor needs to know and understand the other actor’s rhythm and pace so that they sync together and the scene goes well. Although the comparison to in-laws is hilarious, it is still a great learning lesson for aspiring actors who want to know the intricacies that go into screen performance and chemistry between actors in a scene.

Also read: “Someone else would’ve played Walter White” If Another Bryan Cranston Show Hadn’t Ended After 7 Seasons

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Bryan Cranston is Taking a Temporary Break from Acting For Two Specific Reasons

Bryan Cranston with his wife Robin Dearden
Bryan Cranston with his wife Robin Dearden

Recently, Bryan Cranston announced that he will be taking a break from films in 2026. This has led many to speculate that the actor was retiring from films. Cranston reiterated his intentions, saying that he is taking a year off from acting in 2026, to focus his attention on his family and as a way to reset his career. He posted on Instagram talking about this decision of his.

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Cranston recently appeared in Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City. He is among the ensemble cast of Matthew Vaughn’s spy action thriller Argylle alongside Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, John Cena, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, Rob Delaney, Catherine O’Hara, and Samuel L. Jackson. The film will release in theatres on Feb 2, 2024. One can still re-watch his most iconic role role as Walter White in Breaking Bad on Netflix.

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Also read: “We want the chance to get the glory”: Bryan Cranston’s Life Philosophy Helped Him Nab Emmy-Winning Role Despite Playing a Fumbling Idiot For 7 Years

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Instagram

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